With three weeks left in the regular season, the surprising Ottawa Senators
find themselves in first place in the Northeast Division.
The Senators jumped over Boston on Friday night by outlasting the Montreal Canadiens
2-1 in overtime before a packed house at Scotiabank Place. The win gives the Senators 84 points, one more than the Bruins -- though Boston does have two games in hand.
Ottawa overcame a dreadful night by its power play, which went 0-for-9 and allowed a shorthanded goal, thanks to a third-period goal by Colin Greening
that forced OT and Filip Kuba
's game-winner 3:09 into the extra period.
"It's obviously good; we'll enjoy it tonight," coach Paul MacLean
said. "The team has worked real hard. We've said all along, ‘We don't know where we're going to be until we play 82 games.' Once we do that, we'll see where we are and go from there."